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Prachanda to swear-in as Nepal PM for the 3rd time

Once a Maoist guerrilla who led a decade-long insurgency against Nepal’s Hindu monarchy, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, also known as ‘Prachanda’ to be appointed the PM of Nepal.

He will be swearing in as the PM of Nepal for the third time.

President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Sunday appointed CPN-Maoist Centre chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ as the new Prime Minister of Nepal.

Prachanda has been appointed as the Prime Minister of Nepal as per the Article 76 Clause 2 of the Constitution, according to a statement issued by the President’s Office here.

The President had called any member of the House of Representatives, who can garner a majority with support from two or more parties as stipulated in the Article 76 clause 2 of the Constitution to submit a claim for the Prime Minister’s post.

Prachanda, 68, had submitted the claim before the deadline given by the President expired at 5 pm on Sunday.

The swearing in ceremony of the newly-appointed Prime Minister will take place at 4 pm on Monday, according to the President’s Office.

Prachanda has support of 165 lawmakers in the 275-member House of Representatives which includes Oli led CPN-UML with 78, CPN-MC with 32, RSP with 20, RPP with 14, JSP with 12, Janamat with 6 and Nagarik Unmukti Party with 3.

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